[f_minor] Probing Glenn gould - An idea for a radio feature
Kpapademas at aol.com
Kpapademas at aol.com
Sun Jul 25 14:51:40 EDT 2010
Hi Pat and all!
And for further inspiration on radio,
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efYs0TuuKCM) (start with this and listen to all of Glenn Gould's radio
documentaries on Stokowski and Idea of North and the Quiet in the Land as
they are on YouTube.
As my father was a radio man himself, he and my mother passed their love
of radio to their children (I and my brothers).
It would be great Pat to produce this and distribute the sound of Glenn
Gould tributes to be heard on the radio on his 80th birthday.
Katherine (listening to Stokowski speaking "Think of our Solar System...)
In a message dated 7/24/2010 1:14:30 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
pzumst at bluewin.ch writes:
I had this idea about a radio programme about GG trolling around in my
head for quite a while. Time for an exposé, first draft. If you have any
additionla ideas, suggestions, input, criticism etc. or would like to contribute
let me know. Maybe I'll hit the jackpot and someone from a radio station
might, erm, show interest in this idea, who knows ?
Probing Glenn Gould (Audience View Point Time)
Category: Radio Documentary, feature, collage
Lenght: ca. 1 hr, could be expanded though
Subject: 5 or 6 individuals ("fans") who have been influenced by GG talk
about him, his life and times during and imaginary
car journey from A to B, loosly based and a Tribute to GG's Idea of North.
The sound of the car engine would substitute as basso cuntinuo. I must
stress tha fact thas this documentary would be from the viewpoint of "fans" or
people who have been greatly affected by his music.
Details : In 1967 GG created a redio documentary called The Idea of North,
based on the experiences of several individuals in the Canadian North.
These individuals can be categorized as a rationalist, a dreamer, reluctant
scientist etc. These individuals never met, but their ideas and opinions
were interwoven into imaginary conversations by GG, I even dare say
manipulated. One can make the argument that this docudrama was as much about him as
the North which opens new perspectives to and about GG
The main idea beind Probing GG would be to take this concept and let 5 or
6 peple from around the world who never met "talk" about GG, make a point,
possibly have an argument and give the listener an idea what made GG "tick"
or what this man and his music were all about.
Contributors: 5 or 6 individuals from various ways of life with various
backgrounds that possibly (but not required) fit the categories (idealist,
denier, rationalist etc). Each interview would be conducted seperately via
Skype or VoiP, the contrubutors would be given the same questions, the result
will then be edited by yours truly in GarageBand. Be prepared to be
contradicted, cut, interpreted, spliced and copypasted. And possibly manipulated.
Production cost: coffee, nicotine, time.
If I can pull tthis one off for GG's 80th in 2012, then I reckon that
would be a great gift for his admirers. This one would be on US ! It would be a
nice way of saying Thank You and give something back for all the hours of
joy we got from him as a musician, lecturer, thinker and radio documentary
If anything is unclear right now I reckon I have to produce a detailed
So there ya have it. Any thoughts ? Whatcha say?
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